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Present automated systems of interpretation which apply pattern recognition techniques on MSS data do not fully consider the geometry of the acquisition system. Metric information cannot therefore be extracted from the data at the same time that interpretation is performed. In an effort to improve the usefulness of the MSS data when digitally treated, geometric aspects are analyzed and discussed. Attempts to correct for scanner instabilities in position and orientation by affine and polynomial transformations, as well as by modified collinearity equations are described. Methods of accounting for panoramic and relief effects are also discussed. It is anticipated that reliable area as well as position determinations can be accomplished during the process of automatic interpretation. The paper is concluded by presenting a concept for

a unified approach to the treatment of remote sensing data, both metric and non-metric.

Date of this Version

January 1973